Top Trenders: First Local Case Of Chikungunya

Top Trenders: First Local Case Of Chikungunya

The CDC is reporting a man in Florida has the first locally acquired case of Chikungunya, John Kerry is traveling to Egypt and a Hollywood legend has died. These are your top trenders for July 21, 2014.
Number 5: Hollywood Legend Dies
Legendary actor, James Garner, has died. The 86-year-old actor was found dead Saturday night at his home in Los Angeles. Police said he died of natural causes. Garner has starred in a long list of TV shows and movies, but it is probably best known for his role in "The Notebook" and his role as "Jim Rockford" in the detective series "The Rockford Files" in 1974. Garner earned 5 Emmy nominations and one win for "Rockford."


Number 4: Wildfires Destroying Homes In Pacific Northwest
Nearly two-dozen wildfires have destroyed homes and burned nearly a million acres across the Pacific Northwest. This video from a remote-controlled aerial vehicle shows the damage left by the flames. Homes have been completely destroyed and a landscape with nothing but the charred remains of trees and shrubs are all that is left. More than 150 structures have been lost to fires in Washington state and Oregon over the past week.


Number 3: Chikungunya Found In Florida
The CDC is reporting a man in Florida has the first locally acquired case of Chikungunya, the debilitating mosquito-borne virus. Health officials say unlike others in the US who have had the disease, in this case the man had not traveled outside the country recently. The virus is not deadly, but it can be extremely painful, with arthritis-like symptoms lasting for weeks. The CDC says it showed up in the Caribbean about seven months ago.


Number 2: Kerry Travels To Egypt
U.S. Secretary Of State, John Kerry travels to Egypt today, hoping to push for a ceasefire in the Middle East. The United Nations has called for the same, as the violence escalates in Gaza. The Gaza health ministry says more than 500 Palestinians have been killed. The U.N. estimates about 70% of those were civilians. Israeli forces say they've destroyed several tunnels used by militants to smuggle weapons and facilitate attacks in Israel.


Number 1: Frustration Grows Amid Malaysia Crash
It's been four days since malaysia airlines flight 17 crashed to the ground with 298 people on board.  Frustration is growing over a lack of information and openness. World leaders across the globe are demanding that Moscow use its influence to convince pro-russia rebels to open up access to this area. The United Nations security council met late into Monday morning, calling for an independent, international investigation into the crash.




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